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Boston Marathon suspect's first day in court

Thursday, 18 December 2014 10:53
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for the final pretrial conference before his trial begins next month. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S. marshals. He was wearing a black sweater and gray trousers and had a scruffy beard and a mop top hairstyle similar to…
His day in court
Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:52
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013. Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for the final pretrial conference before his trial begins next month. Tsarnaev, 21, was led into the courtroom by U.S. marshals. He was wearing a black sweater and gray trousers and had a scruffy beard and a mop top hairstyle similar to…
'Savior of the nation'
Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:52
MOSCOW (AP) — From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost about half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah. And yet most Russians see Putin not as the cause, but as the solution. The situation as seen from a Russian point of view is starkly different from that painted in the…
Obama moves to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba
Thursday, 18 December 2014 07:49
December 18, 2014, 7:06 AM|Governments around the world are applauding the U.S. and Cuba after their diplomatic breakthrough. President Obama said Wednesday that it was time to end an experiment in diplomatic and economic isolation that dates back to the Eisenhower administration. Major Garrett reports from the White House.
City frozen in time wakes up to new reality in Cuba
Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:48
Three Cubans released at the same time as American Alan Gross were all accused of spying, but they are national heroes at home. Cuban President Raul Castro embraced them as they got off a plane in Havana, "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley reports. People are waking up to a new sort of reality after sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba relations were finally made public. The talks had been kept a secret for…
Do Americans think their health care costs are affordable?
Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:48
Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus The Cost of Health Care Fifty-two percent of Americans say they find basic medical care affordable, but that's down from 61 percent last December. Today, for 46 percent of Americans, paying for medical care is a hardship, up 10 points. Similarly, just over half of Americans are at least somewhat satisfied with their health care costs, while 43 percent are dissatisfied. Americans are feeling the…
Accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court today
Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:48
BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Thursday, his first appearance in public in more than a year, as his lawyers prepare for the January start of his trial on charges of carrying out the deadly 2013 attack. Tsarnaev, 21, last appeared at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013, when he was charged with killing three people and injuring more than 260 with a pair of…
Can Congress block Obama 's efforts to normalize Cuba relations?
Thursday, 18 December 2014 05:48
When President Obama announced his intent to begin normalizing relations with Cuba Wednesday, he acknowledged that his power is limited. "The embargo that's been imposed for decades is now codified in legislation. As these changes unfold, I look forward to engaging Congress in an honest and serious debate about lifting the embargo," the president said. PlayVideoPolitics Obama announces push to normalize U.S.
Matt Bai: Why Democrats should take their convention to central Ohio
Thursday, 18 December 2014 05:48
I can’t for the life of me figure out why either political party really wants to have a convention anymore. What used to be a national drama filled with intrigue and soaring oratory is now more scripted and less watched than an episode of “Resurrection.” Maybe if they promised to let an anaconda swallow the nominee, we’d have something. But conventions, like phone books, just keep coming whether we want them or not.
Putin: Russian economy will recover
Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:47
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian economy will rebound and the ruble will stabilize, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday at his annual press conference. He said the current crisis could last two years at most, but the economy could recover faster if external factors change for the better. Putin said the government and the Central Bank are generally working correctly to deal with the current economic woes, albeit some of their action was belated.

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